Welcome to the Ohio Governor's Residence Museum and Heritage Gardens

Holiday Tours at the Governor’s Residence

We invite you to see the Governor’s Residence decked out in its holiday finery!

Holiday walkthroughs will be available during the first three weeks of December. Guests can visit on the following dates:

  • December 17, 2013
  • December 18, 2013

The Residence will be open to the public from 9:30 until 11:00 and again at 1:30 until 3:00. Guests may walk through the public rooms on the first floor at their own pace; we recommend that visitors allow 20-30 minutes. Specially-trained volunteers will be stationed in each room to tell guests about the unique role this beautiful building has played in Ohio history. The tour is free, but reservations are required as space is limited.

To schedule a tour, fill out the tour request form.

Things you need to know…

  1. If you need to make any changes to your plans please contact Mary Alice Mairose, Residence Curator at residence@governor.ohio.gov as soon as possible.
  2. For security purposes:
    • An alphabetized list of tour guests must be submitted on your tour request form.
    • Gates will open promptly at the scheduled starting time. Guests who arrive before the starting time will not be admitted early. Visitors who arrive after closing time will not be admitted.
    • Each guest must provide photo identification for admittance.
    • Handbags, purses, and backpacks not permitted on premises.
    • Books and other small items are available for purchase. You may wish to bring cash or a checkbook.
  3. Cars or vans may park on Maryland Avenue or adjoining streets. Buses must park in front of the Residence on Parkview Avenue.
  4. When you arrive, please proceed to the gate near the corner of Parkview and Maryland Avenues to check in. You will be required to show photo identification at this time.
  5. Please be courteous during your visit.
    • Turn off cell phones.
    • Do not sit or lean on furniture or objects in the Residence.
    • Do not bring food, drinks or gum on to the premises.
  6. Please note:
    • Restroom facilities are very limited.
    • While the Residence is ADA compliant, we do not provide seating for visitors who do not wish to join the tour. Please let us know in advance if any members of your group have mobility challenges so we can assist them.
    • The Governor and First Lady are not available to meet with guests during tours.

Directions to the Governor's Residence:

Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden
358 North Parkview Avenue
Bexley, Ohio 43209
E-mail: residence@governor.ohio.gov

The Residence is located on the corner of North Parkview and Maryland Avenues. On-street parking is available on Maryland, Parkview and other side streets. When you arrive, please proceed to the gate near the corner of Parkview and Maryland Avenues to check in. You will be required to show photo identification at this time.

Mapquest map

Coming from the North:
Take I-71 South to I-670 East.
Exit onto 5th Avenue (exit #7) and turn east (right).
Turn south (right) onto Cassady Avenue (1st light).
Turn west (right) onto Maryland Avenue (1st light).
The Residence is on the corner of Maryland and Parkview.

Coming from the South:
Take I-71 North to I-670 East.
Exit onto 5th Avenue (exit #7) and turn east (right).
Turn south (right) onto Cassady Avenue (1st light).
Turn west (right) onto Maryland Avenue (1st light).
The Residence is on the corner of Maryland and Parkview.

Coming from the West:
Take I-70 East to I-670 East.
Exit onto 5th Avenue (exit #7) and turn east (right).
Turn south (right) onto Cassady Avenue (1st light).
Turn west (right) onto Maryland Avenue (1st light).
The Residence is on the corner of Maryland and Parkview.

Coming from the East:
Take I-70 West to I-270 N.
From I-270 N take I 670 W.
Exit south (left) Cassady Avenue.
Exit onto 5th Avenue (exit #7) and turn east (right).
Turn south (right) onto Cassady Avenue (1st light).
Turn west (right) onto Maryland Avenue (1st light).
The Residence is on the corner of Maryland and Parkview.


Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden
358 North Parkview Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43209